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Issue was mismanaged: Haryana Congress chief


Accusing the Bharatiya Janata Party government in Haryana of “mismanagement” in the handling of the Jat agitation, the Congress said on Monday that there seemed to be no government in the State.

“Since the agitation started, it seemed that the government doesn’t even exist in Haryana. They failed to take prompt action against anti-social elements who tried to disturb peace and harmony,” State Congress chief Ashok Tanwar told The Hindu in an interview.

“Congress always championed the cause of the educationally, socially and economically backward classes and believes in their social empowerment and justice,” he said. “It was the Congress government that gave reservation to Jats in 2014, which was not handled properly by the State government now.

“There has been irreparable damage to social harmony and an economic loss of more than Rs. 25,000-crore.” He said the situation had become grim in Haryana in the last few days.

JNU crisis

Mr. Tanwar, an alumnus of Jawaharlal Nehru University, blamed the BJP and the RSS for the crisis that has gripped the institution after the arrest of its students’ union president Kanhaiya Kumar.

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